Restroom

Hate Fuck

His laughter burns a hole through my chest and my hatred for him radiates off my skin. My fingers clench, the tips rub against the sweat of my palms. My entire body is damp with contempt. In the corner of the club he sits at the end of one of the VIP booths with one arm…

Elevator

Water Cooler Talk

He is just inches away but for all the good it will do us here he might as well be the voice on the telephone intercom. His arms lift towards the ceiling as he stretches in the black faux leather office chair. Our coworkers surrounding the table seem as buoyant for this meeting as bowling…

SHAMELESS

Smells Like Teen Spunk

The party is just starting but my pint of Jack is close to gone. I am going to have a night I won’t remember. They walk in and I know one of them is underage. The two boys look equally young but in Los Angeles age is a factor that is hard to determine. But…

You are not the mistakes you have made

Burning Bridges to Light the Way

I am who I am today because of the mistakes I made yesterday. ― The Prolific Penman When a child sticks a fork in an outlet and gets electrocuted, they learn never to do that again. But what if there is no electricity? What if there are no consequences? Or, what if the child likes the…

Ruthless

Back For More

“Let me in.” It is Rebound’s stern voice coming through the door’s intercom. It has been months, close to a year, since I’d last seen him. I press the button and wait as he climbs the stairs of my two-story walk up. Despite having a connection to him I’d stopped seeing him after our second…

Episode 310

Don’t be Shameless, Take a Pill

Since its debuted in 2011 Shameless, a Showtime series, has caught our attention for its unabashed story telling of a dysfunctional family. This week Mandy, the quintessence of the hooker with a heart of gold, has unprotected sex with Lip (again!) and promptly asks him for money for the morning after pill. It’s just what I need.…

SHAMELESS

The Devil’s Dealings

The Dealer and I have been on and off for the past three years making him my longest relationship to date. Not only is he a great lover but the drugs are an added bonus. He is the bad boy with the good connections. A shady fellow with a light-hearted nature and blinding smile. He’s…

dramatic-eye-roll

Are You The Annoying Friend?

 If you’ve passed puberty you’ve heard one of your girlfriends, female acquaintances, or frenemies say one of the follow and the urge punch her in the face was so overwhelming even the possibility of jail time wouldn’t deter you. Fuck it. Orange is the New Black, right? “I just cannot put on weight, no matter…

Ruthless

You Know Your Name

“We should go, babe,” I mumble heading to the bar’s door. Tonight’s date and I have known each other for over ten years. He is the only one I have ever referred to by his given name instead of some humorous term. We love and hate each other equally which often leads to the best…

Ruthless

The Rebound

He is on a mission. He needs to forget about his girlfriend, correction, ex-girlfriend. To forget about his troubles with the distraction of whiskey and women. And he is failing miserably. “Fuck it! Ya’ know? I’m single now. I can do what I want,” he repeats his mantra more for himself than for me. I…